Love In Action
Looking Out For Love by Sophia Money-Coutts is a wonderfully warm contemporary novel about love.
Love comes in many forms. We all need love. Love is what makes the world go round.
In the novel we witness the love between two best friends since childhood. Their friendship is rocked by a cancer diagnosis. Fear of the thought of anything other than a good outcome. They realise what they have and cannot contemplate life without the other. We see the love and care as they both look after each other’s different needs – from emotional to practical.
We meet Harold who lost his wife of many years and who pours his love into his Alsatian called Basil. Harold has a new lease of life after befriending the girls upstairs. He has a huge capacity for love as he volunteers in the hospital where his wife was cared for. He even tries internet dating!
A former police officer, Marjorie, investigates cheating partners. She believes in love not lies. She is a lively character with a big personality.
And finally, we meet Dr Sam who works in paediatrics and has a big heart and a compassionate nature. He always tries to do good wherever he goes.
This eclectic mix of characters interact, producing touching scenes as well as highly amusing, light-hearted ones. They are all unique but share characteristics of huge hearts, friendly natures and love.
Looking Out For Love is a fun read. It is light-hearted in tone in spite of some serious themes. I always adore Sophia Money-Coutts novels. She leaves me smiling.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
A word of caution: there were some bedroom scenes with far too much detail for me, I skipped over these. It did not in any way detract from my overall enjoyment of the book which is charming.